Trends on the Advisor Landscape

Trends on the Advisor Landscape

Author: NICSA Asset managers gained valuable insight on how to capture advisors’ attention and leave a lasting impression during a recent #WebinarWednesday presentation on the topic. Meredith Lloyd Rice, Vice President at Cogent Reports, Market Strategies International, moderated the session. “I’ll be sharing highlights from two of our syndicated research products: our Advisor Brandscape® and our…

Luxembourg Limited Partnerships and Raifs Are on the Rise

Luxembourg Limited Partnerships and Raifs Are on the Rise

Guest Author: Susanne Weismüller, Senior Legal Adviser, ALFI  Two Luxembourg vehicles have shown an impressive development since their inception: the special limited partnership (SLP, or abbreviated in French as SCSp) and the reserved alternative investment fund (RAIF). Looking at the evolution since the beginning of this year, the total number of Luxembourg SLPs increased from 1702…

NICSA To Be Featured at ALFI Global Distribution Conference

NICSA To Be Featured at ALFI Global Distribution Conference

Author: Jim Fitzpatrick, President of NICSA NICSA will once again partner with ALFI for the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Global Distribution Conference from September 25-26 , where 650+ senior representatives from the global distribution community will convene to learn about the latest developments on the global distribution landscape. The conference will reflect on…

Recognizing Social Engineering: How to Build “Guardians of the Enterprise”

Recognizing Social Engineering:  How to Build “Guardians of the Enterprise”

Author: NICSA One out of every 2,500 calls into financial call centers is a fraud call.1This staggering statistic is part of a growing and evolving trend in the asset management industry. Fraudsters are on the rise, and their methods of exploitation are becoming increasingly sophisticated. “I cannot think of another topic that has captivated our…

Sneak Peek at NICSA GMM Speaker Line-up

Sneak Peek at NICSA GMM Speaker Line-up

NICSA’s General Membership Meeting will take place October 11 and 12 in Boston. Here, thought leaders within the asset management industry will convene to discuss the top issues facing today’s asset management industry, including enhanced data analytics, evolving resource allocation, and increased focus on Next Genproduct and distribution models. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s GMM…

MiFID II: Six Months Later

MiFID II: Six Months Later

Author: NICSA It’s been more than half a year since the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into effect, and in that time, the legislation has fundamentally reshaped the financial landscape for EU firms, as well as non-EU firms that distribute products via affected intermediaries. “MiFID II has brought enormous complexity to asset…

SEC Fiduciary Rule Proposal – The Finer Points

SEC Fiduciary Rule Proposal – The Finer Points

Author: NICSA On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules and interpretations intended to enhance the retail investor experience and provide greater transparency regarding investors’ relationships with advisers and broker-dealers. NICSA members took a close look at the proposal during a recent #WebinarWednesday discussion moderated…

Staying Ahead of Sanctions

Staying Ahead of Sanctions

Author: NICSA From OFAC sanctions on Russian oligarchs to the U.S.’s recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, changes in global politics are making regulatory compliance an increasing challenge for firms. According to Sam Sundera, Regional Manager, West Coast Americas at SIX,there are more than 4,500 sanctioned securities listed across all global exchanges with approximately…

JP Morgan’s Dr. David Kelly to Headline at NICSA GMM in October

JP Morgan’s Dr. David Kelly to Headline at NICSA GMM in October

Author: NICSA NICSA members will get a unique opportunity to hear investment ideas and business strategies from one of the industry’s most respected authorities on capital markets in an intimate setting at the General Membership Meeting in Boston, this October. Dr. David Kelly is the Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights…

Pack Your Bag with Best Practices at the NICSA GMM

Pack Your Bag with Best Practices at the NICSA GMM

Author: NICSA NICSA will be back at the Royal Sonesta in Boston this fall! Join us for the annual General Membership Meeting from October 11-12 to address the top issues facing asset managers and financial service providers. Hear how firms across the industry are streamlining their businesses through enhanced data analytics, evolving resource allocation, and…

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